Don’t ask about my face..I have clearly have gone insane recently after a bit of a weird week! Backtracking to last Tuesday I came back to my apartment after having a great time at home for Christmas and New Year and then boom! On Wednesday I woke up with this weird vomiting virus thing so my plans of ‘getting back to normal’ were messed up from day one. Oh and just perfect timing for my last driving lesson before my test on Friday. Almost puked all over the car yikes! Thursday I improved a little in terms of the virus but then I started to get a cold, flu type thing. Nooo this couldn’t be happening right before my frickin test!! So Thursday I barely slept due to a lovely feeling of knives stuck down my throat along with nerves for my test.
BUT I PASSED YEAH! So even though I was feeling pretty crappy for my test afterwards I was on a high so it didn’t bother me so much. Oh and I totally believe that the reason why I was so up and ready and focused for my test was because I had my favourite breakfast that day..
Ummm only Perk!er gingerbread porridge!! The lovely Ann and Steve from Perk!er sent me this as a little Christmas present which I came back to after New Year and I was so excited! This definitely cheered me up at 6.30 in the morning and the ginger I thought would help with my cold and it obviously worked so thanks guys!
I went straight back home this weekend to pick up my car despite feeling even worse. I’ve barely slept because of coughing so hard which is not a good thing for me given that normally I sleep a lot! I only get colds once or twice a year, but when I do they are stinkers and last for a while so I’m planning on doing very little for a while given that whenever I try to even do any exercise I have a coughing fit and can’t breathe! I’m glad I’ve got my car though as I’ve just been able to chill out and relax with my fave magazine.
My mum thoughtfully got me a subscription to Zest for Christmas and my first one came today eeee!
And of course along with putting my feet up under my blanket, good food always helps. I’ve actually been experimenting a little since the New Year with new things in my diet in terms of increasing the protein again to help with my weight training (which will start once I’m better grrr!) but I thought I’d get myself used to it now. Basically just more shakes with raw salads with chickpeas and nuts..
Oh and I’ve currently got myself obsessed with nutritional yeast. This is coming from the girl who used to hate it! I’m just putting mass amounts on everything it’s so good!
And experimenting with protein bars. I’ve never really been a big protein bar fan really..I probably ate more during my recovery like Luna bars as they’re easy snacks to have and take around with you, but especially not recently as I’ve been preferring raw nuts and dried fruit, chocolate, kale chips and greek yogurt. Just more simple things I guess. But I thought I’d give them a go again just for a change and why not when I guess I eat pretty basic natural stuff the rest of the time.
So I ordered a box of The Simply Bars as they sell in the UK too and honestly? What a big mistake. I thought ‘caramel peanut yummm!’ but umm no. This bar did not even fill me up slightly. I actually ended up eating 4 of them in one go by mistake and I still wasn’t satisfied! They’re just like rice krispy bars with air..what a waste of a bar in my opinion. They may be low sugar and all natural and whatever but I would probably have to eat a box to satisfy my kind of hunger. So unfortunately I’m quickly trying to work my way through an entire box of these bloody things hmph!
I have to say one of my faves has to be the PhD diet whey bars, specifically in chocolate cookie flavour. I tried the chocolate orange one which tasted slightly odd but this one is good! And actually fills you up which is hard for me and my never ending hunger! So yeah, I’ll be treating to myself to a few of these in the week
Otherwiseeee…I am of course still loving raw foods. They will always be my love in terms of food. I’ve been making lots of crackers recently to go along with my salads but I treated myself to a couple of little goodies like these beet chips from iHerb.
Anddd of course raw is most special in the form of chocolate in my opinion which cannot ever leave my life because it’s just too amazing! So I got these caramel chocolates because they have lucuma in <3 Definitely my fave raw ingredient.
Do you have a fave breakfast?
Do you like protein bars? What’s your fave bar?